"You are not a human being in search of a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in a human experience."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Pierre Teilhard de Chardin on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Pierre Teilhard de Chardin on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Pierre Teilhard de Chardin on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Pierre Teilhard de Chardin on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Pierre Teilhard de Chardin on Mark Twain
"Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fulfill them, for it alone takes them and joins them by what is deepest in themselves."
"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience."
"The world is round so that friendship may encircle it."
"Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire."
"In the final analysis, the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it happened."